Fish Oil to Suppress Appetite

A ‘fat pill’ that could reduce the need for gastric bypass surgery and help solve the obesity crisis has been developed by British scientists. 

The capsule, packed with a mix of natural oils, is thought to trick the stomach into thinking it’s full and suppress the appetite.

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So far, it has been lab-tested on human tissue for more than two years by a team of researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), in a project part-funded by the charity Bowel & Cancer Research.

Now, the team has won funding to test the capsule and its contents on human volunteers.

The ‘fat pill’ works by sending special food supplements directly to the lower bowel, bypassing the small intestine. 

This causes the release of hormones which suppress the appetite and help with the release of insulin to control blood sugar levels.

Article from UK’s Daily Mail.

‘It tricks the brain into thinking the stomach is full and stops even the hungriest person from eating,’ said lead researcher Ashley Blackshaw, Professor of Enteric Neuroscience at QMUL.

‘It should have the same effect as gastric bypass surgery. The difference is that surgery is expensive, invasive and irreversible.’

The pill, he says, is just like swallowing a fish oil capsule  – and the team members are so confident in their concept that they hope the treatment will be widely available in the next five years.  

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Cool Sculpting

Amazingly enough there is a procedure now that can just freeze off your fat cells and easily shrink your tummy. It is called CoolSculpting and it is popular with Hollywood celebrities. It’s done with special CoolSculpting tools but it’s not invasive at all. The procedure takes place right on your skin. No cuts or incisions.

You might wondering how CoolSculpting can actually get rid of the fat on your body. Basically, fat cells that are frozen during the CoolSculpting procedure gradually die off and leave the body through the body’s natural elimination process. The results thereby are long-term.
It’s called cryoliposis.

Untreated areas will have no change in fat cell distribution.

CoolSculpting technology uses controlled cooling to target and kill only fat cells. They use a gel pad over the site, and secure the applicator to the targeted area.

CoolSculpting helps you eliminate fat areas and bulges that really bother you. According to their site, for some people, a customized treatment plan may include more than one CoolSculpting treatment. For example, you may want to freeze away fat from your inner and/or outer thighs—and also get rid of that muffin top. Some practices have multiple CoolSculpting systems and can treat different body areas at the same time.

The awesome thing about CoolSculpting is that you lose stubborn fat forever, plus it’s noninvasive. However, there are a just a few drawbacks.

It’s a little uncomfortable.

As the name suggests, the CoolSculpting procedure can be a little chilly. The feeling usually subsides within 5 to 10 minutes as the area numbs. Because most applicators use a vacuum to draw fatty tissue into the applicator cup, you may also feel some pulling, tugging, and/or mild pinching.

After you and your physician select the area(s) to be treated, the device is positioned on your body and controlled cooling is applied. A gel pad and applicator are applied to the targeted area. Vacuum applicators draw the tissue into the applicator cup. The applicators are secured so they can deliver controlled cooling to the targeted fat.

Another downside, you most likely will have to have multiple treatments to achieve the best results. If you are a person who wants instant gratification and you can’t commit to going to various sessions, then this may not work well for you. After that you won’t see results until about 3 weeks and peak at 2 months. So you do have to wait on the total result of the treatment.

And the other drawback is money. The treatments can be rather pricey for people living on a tight budget. I don’t know about you, but if I carefully diet just for a few weeks I can see some fat reduction as well. And it’s free! But it probably is cheaper than liposuction, and less dangerous and invasive, and much less downtime.

You may start to see changes as quickly as 3 weeks after your treatment, and will experience the most dramatic results after 2 months. Your body will still continue to flush out fat cells for up to 4 to 6 months after treatment. 

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ACV Helped Me Lose Weight!

So, we are now on day 23 of the acv challenge and I must say it really works to help you lose weight. I feel thinner in my middle section, and I am now down about 7 pounds. I am really happy even with a 7 pound weight lose in 3 weeks if that weight will stay gone! I still have at least 40 lbs to go, but this is really the first new year that I have tried hard to lose weight and stuck with it.

Today, however, was a disaster. In those 3 weeks I have been having a less than normal appetite, but today I can’t quit eating junk! I ate a pop tart earlier in the day, then some more bad things, pasta for dinner. Let’s just call today my cheat day. I gotta dive straight back in tomorrow and try to do better!!

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Spark Your Day

Advocare Fruit Punch Spark is by far the best way to drink an energy drink in the morning without all that extra stuff that comes with shakes.

You know what I mean, that thickness on your tongue you sometimes get from drinking thick protein shakes. Yuck. You can barely keep your eyes woke let alone drinking your breakfast.

Advocare Fruit Punch Spark is the much better solution.

According to the Advocare website:

Spark® delivers energy and enhanced mental focus with 20 vitamins, minerals and nutrients.*
Spark® is a unique blend of 20 vitamins, minerals and nutrients that work synergistically to provide a healthy and balanced source of energy.* Spark contains an effective amount of caffeine to give you a quick boost, B vitamins to enhance your body’s natural ability to produce and sustain its own energy, and neuroactive ingredients that enhance mental focus and alertness.*

Some of the other flavors might taste vitaminy, but the fruit punch flavor is really kinda akin to drinking tropical punch Koolaid. It mixes well with other drinks too if needed.

When I worked night shift as a neonatal nurse, I would drink a glass of this in the wee hours of the morning, and it gave me a sharpness that coffee couldn’t give me. All of the vitamins and the proprietary blends give you energy as well, without jitteriness.

I highly recommend this product to keep up an energy level that helps you want to work out. It also has no sugar and lowers your appetite!

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Gotta Keep This Up!

So, I broke down and decided to stand on the scale. I had weighed myself prior to this journey at the end of December, after all of that delicious holiday food. I was pretty happy with what the scale said.

It had been probably 6 months since I stood on the scale. Unfortunately I was not thrilled with what the scale said. Let’s just say that my commitment to stay away from fast food, junk food and high calorie food was cemented that day.

Well, I have been ‘dieting’ since the beginning of January and I do see some small results. My clothes feel less tight and I have been moving easier. I haven’t been extreme with the way I have been eating. I have been watching my calories and trying to stay under at least 1500 calories. I can’t go too extreme with calorie counting, as in less than 1200 calories, which is what I really need. I have had too much experience with dieting to know that I will not be able to stick with that low of a calorie intake. What’s the point of ‘dieting’ when you aren’t going to stick with it?

I have been real consistent with drinking my acv fat burning drink though! I really feel like it has helped me to lose 5 lbs so far!! Yay! 5 lbs down! I know it doesn’t seem like much, but it is to me! Any weight loss is good. I don’t care how long it takes, it will be done! I WILL lose weight. Watch me!

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ACV Challenge Day 7 & 8

I do believe the acv challenge is turning into a month long challenge most likely. I decided to keep drinking the apple cider vinegar fat burning drink for longer since it has been pretty easy.

I have have been consistently drinking 2-3 servings a day of apple cider vinegar mixed with lemon juice, honey and cinnamon. My husband also has stuck this challenge out and has kept doing it.

Do we think it works? The verdict is still out. Not sure if drinking the acv fat burning drink has really burned any fat though. However, we have not been strict with our diet, but we are definitely watching calories the best we can.

Some articles/websites claim you can just drink this apple cider vinegar drink and lose weight without dieting. Other sources say you have to eat a certain diet along with the acv drink to burn calories. I have also seen people say just drink nothing but this drink for a few days as a cleanse. Don’t do that! Obviously if you just drink liquid for even 2 days with no real calories you will lose a lot of weight regardless, but it won’t stay off.

I like doing this acv diet because it really helps curb my appetite. I have noticed my husband is not snacking at night or during the day as well. I dont feel hungry at all for a good 2-3 hours or more after I drink it.

Overall verdict: the apple cider vinegar will help me lose weight in the long run because of the appetite suppressant effects.

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Weight Loss Journey Begins-ACV Challenge Day 1

Happy New Year! The time has come for me to start my blog to journal all of the struggles that come with trying to lose weight. I am determined that 2019 be a good year full of blessings, fun, and weight loss to boot!

To start with this morning I drank the apple cider vinegar concoction that I made using the recipe here. Wow, one sip in and I thought there is no way I can even drink 1 cup a day like this. I worried that doctoring the drink might interfere with the efficacy of the drink. Then I said the heck with it. Because really it’s either doctor the drink, or I knew acv would be a fail. I knew I couldn’t possibly drink apple cider vinegar every day.

So I broke down and added a water mix in flavor packet. I used the lemon tea flavor one from Walmart and added a little extra honey (close to 2 tbsps). I was really surprised at how the lemon tea really covered up the taste, and I also got a hint of honey after taste. Looks like I can probably do this at least twice a day. Even my husband will be able to stick to this since we will be going through this journey together. Stay tuned to find out!

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Baking Soda

Active ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 lemon or grapefruit
  • 1/2 cup of water

Preparation:

First liquify the baking soda in the glass of water and include the lemon or the grapefruit juice. Then, you need to blend it well till all the components are nicely dissolved. For ideal results, drink this drink on an empty stomach 20 minutes prior to having your breakfast meal.

THE SECOND APPROACH

Mix of Sodium bicarbonate with Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV).

Components:

  • 2 tbsp. of apple cider vinegar.
  • 1 glass of water.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.

Preparation :

Again dissolve the baking soda in a glass of water, and then mix it well with the ACV. Consume it on an empty stomach, and soon after, you will discover how rapidly your pounds will be melted.

THE THIRD TECHNIQUE.

Mix of Sodium bicarbonate with Fruits.

Components:

  • 1 cup of strawberries.
  • 2 lemons.
  • great deals of fresh mint leaves.
  • 2 cups of water.
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda.

Preparation:

Simply blend all the components together. Do not put sugar in the mix. Consume it twice each day and you can include ice in it if you choose cold beverages. Enjoy it and lose weight!

 

Baking Soda has many uses in baking, but not everyone knows about the benefits baking soda can have on weight loss.

Baking Soda is sodium bicarbonate, and it makes a ph or environment more alkaline. Some experts would agree that having a more alkaline ph is better for the body because it keeps the body from having issues like disease and cancer. Bodies that stay in an acidic state with a lower ph tend to be ones that consume food that damages, and inflames the body.

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Green Tea Extract

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The Benefits of Green Tea

 Believed to be able to increase a person’s energy output, green tea weight loss preparations are extracts of green tea that contain a higher concentration of ingredients (catechins and caffeine) than the typical green tea beverage prepared from a tea bag and boiling water.  Green tea helps give you energy and keeps your body from feeling sluggish.

It is easy to ingest via tea, powder or capsule and has no calories.

Green tea also has many antioxidants that help to keep the body youthful and healthy.

Matcha tea is even better to drink  for your health but it is much stronger.

Some people like to make a nice chocolate drink out of matcha tea to hide the taste and reap the benefits of the tea.

Green Tea Extract in capsule form or in tea can sometimes be boring. You can easily mix the powdered form into your food instead of drinking it. Or you can use a powdered form to your juice or smoothie and get benefits without the taste! There are many ways to get your green tea in.

Green tea is supposed to be one of the ancient Chinese secrets to longevity due to it’s phytosterols and antioxidants.

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Hydroxycut

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“Hydroxycut is powered by a key weight loss driver (C. canephora robusta) that has been studied in two separate scientific studies with great results. Subjects taking the key ingredient in Hydroxycut for 60 days lost an average of 10.95 lbs. versus the placebo group, which lost an average of 5.40 lbs. Both groups followed a low-calorie diet. In a separate 8-week study, subjects taking C. canephora robusta lost an average of 3.7 lbs. versus the placebo group, which lost 1.25 lbs. Both groups followed a calorie-reduced diet and performed moderate exercise.” (from the Hydroxycut.com website)

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